COVID-19 update: 82 in hospital, 11 in the ICU

The Signal is tracking the Omicron wave in Nova Scotia

The number of people in hospital in Nova Scotia for COVID-19 and still receiving care on a COVID unit was down slightly to 82 Saturday.

Two hundred and five others are also in hospital, but no longer need specialized care, were admitted for other reasons and found to also have COVID or acquired the virus in hospital.

There are now 11 in intensive care. The average age of those hospitalized is 67 and the age range of those in hospital is 23 to 100 years old.

Hospital admission and discharge data were not provided Saturday, and no deaths were reported.

The Signal is tracking the Omicron wave in Nova Scotia, based on information provided in provincial news releases.

The province also reported 502 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday. These are cases confirmed with PCR tests and do not include those who tested positive on a rapid test.

Lane Harrison

Lane Harrison

Lane Harrison is a fourth-year multimedia journalist from Toronto, Ontario. He works as the editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, Dalhousie's independent campus newspaper. His interests include The Band, tweed and the unparalleled cinema of Micheal Mann.

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